Dear Staff and Students,
Please be advised that a spam email is currently circulating the University's email system and soliciting account information from University members. The message claims that your email has been responsible for sending spam and that account details are needed to conduct maintenance on the email service. The message further states that failure to provide details will result in your account being disabled within 48 hours.
It has been seen in the following form:
Dear UTas Webmail Subscriber,
This is to notify you that due to recent spam complaints of webmail users in our webmail data base, our investigation shows that your webmail is compromised and frequently send out spam messages .
As a result, our network engineer needs to conduct a maintenance in your webmail account to enhance the reliability of our service . On this note the management request you to provide confirmation details of your webmail account to our maintenance counter, to enable us commence maintenance immediately.
Failure to provide your webmail account confirmation details below within 48hrs, will lead to disabling of your UTas Webmail Account.
Required Account Confirmation Details:
Account Registered Name:
Webmail Account Password:
Retype And Confirm Password:
Important Note:You are to forward these information to our maintenance team counter via email for security reason.(<address removed>@cybergal.com) Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in this important survey.
Mr. Alan Powell,
Web Maintenance Customer Care Centre.
Copyright 1986-2010 Webmail Maintenance Team.
IT Services advises all University members that this email is false and should be ignored or deleted. The University does not solicit account information via email, nor do we require any person to submit their password/security details as part of email service management processes.
Any member who has responded to this email already is advised to call the IT Service Desk on extension 1818 and immediately change their password, or make use of the University's online password change application at https://password.its.utas.edu.au/.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
8 January, 2013